July 26 2014

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Nicole Phelps

As the Executive Editor of, Nicole Phelps reports on fashion shows in New York, Milan, and Paris. Before joining the company in 2004, she served as Fashion News Editor of Elle magazine. In that position, she traveled on assignment to Japan, Brazil, Australia, and Kuwait. Prior to Elle, Phelps began her career at W and Women's Wear Daily. Phelps is a graduate of Wesleyan University.

trick or treat


We’ve been back from Paris for just over a week, so we’re still in process mode—trying to parse the meaning of Spring’s sheer dresses, and the reasons why designers as different as Calvin Klein‘s Francisco Costa and Donatella Versace added all manner of geometric flaps and appendages to their clothes. With Halloween on the horizon, […]

news brief


Wearing underwear as outerwear is nothing new. Exposed bra straps date at least as far back as Madonna in her Desperately Seeking Susan days. Exposed underpants are a rather newer development, but there’s no denying that briefs are a bona fide trend. In the last few weeks, we’ve spotted party girls Liz Goldwyn, Juliette Lewis, […]

one month to go: fashion’s obama fundraiser


Derek Lam, Thakoon Panichgul, Chris Benz, and other New York designers and fashion types are co-hosting a last-minute Obama fundraiser at Aurora Lopez Mejia’s Talavera Studio this Friday, October 10—and you’re invited. To get your name on the guest list, donate $100 or more at this Web site. —Nicole Phelps

paris fashion week: watching the debate from the ritz


Come 3 a.m. in Paris, the Ritz Bar has usually been closed for hours. But not tonight. Vogue publisher Tom Florio has negotiated with the hotel’s general manager to open the bar at 2:45 a.m. and install a TV so that Florio’s colleagues assembled here for the fashion shows can watch the vice presidential debate. […]

paris fashion week: keeping an eye on valli


With the Paris talk linking Giambattista Valli’s name with Valentino’s, all eyes will be on Valli at his show today and at his Moncler Gamme Rouge presentation tomorrow. Will either collection look like an audition for the role currently filled by Alessandra Fachinetti? More on that later. But here’s a preview of what’s in store […]